PETALING JAYA - Four Form 4 students who attacked their schoolmate after he named them as smokers will be transferred to other schools, said Majlis Amanah Rakyat (Mara).
After talking to the victim, witnesses and the accused themselves, the four were found to be involved in the attack, said Mara corporate communications division deputy director Ahmad Sabri Kassim.
"We have decided to transfer these four out to other Mara Junior Science Colleges (MRSM)," he said in a statement yesterday.
It was reported in the The Star recently that a 16-year-old in Balik Pulau was attacked by groups of bullies who were allegedly on a list of smokers the boy had submitted to the students' disciplinary board.
The attacks occurred twice - the first at 11.30pm on Saturday and the second at 2.30am on Sunday.
Police had detained eight boys for questioning and released them on police bail.
Ahmad Sabri said Mara viewed the incident seriously and would cooperate with police investigations if its assistance was required.
The victim, a member of the disciplinary board, had said around 20 boys dragged him from his bed to the back of the dormitory where he was beaten up.
In the second attack, he said five students had come up his bed and punched him, while one pointed a glass window pane at him and made threats. They then banged his head against the wall.
His father, Anuar Abu Kassim, 50, had lodged a police report against the bullies.